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Sandman XI (Silver) - Muse - PL13 Hero

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Power Level: 13 (189/194PP)

Trade-Offs: None

Unspent PP: 5

Progress to Gold: 14/90 (Silver status earned by Quark)

Alternate Identity: Dr. Elizabeth Skillman, D.A

Age: 27 (born July 1983)

Gender: Female

Height: 5'2"

Weight: 130 lb

Eyes: silver

Hair: highlights of different colors

[floatr]Thalmel2.jpg[/floatr]Description: She is a beautiful young woman full of energy. She doesn't let her height get to her. She is slightly curvy. Her skin tone is golden tan. Since the incident, her irises are silver. Her hair color is of her own design though. It's long enough to reach her shoulder blades and stays forever mussed. She hasn't picked up a costume yet (not that she hasn't been working on one), but she does have a mask. Two actually! She uses a bronze Comedy Mask and Tragedy mask. It seemed poetic enough at the time. Her clothing differs from time to time, depending on what she likes at the moment. Right now it's long colorful skirts and black vests.

Power Descriptions: When flying a golden corona of divine power envelops her. Her blasts manifest as bursts of divine energy engulfing her enemies. Her burst is the same as her blast, but splitting such power is highly unwieldy which can cause it to have a lesser effect.

History: A lot can happen in a quarter of a century. Elizabeth was born into a poor family in the West End, but she was a bright young child with potential. She took her curiosity and learned everything she could, but what really intrigued her was art. This would become her lifelong obsession. She was smart and attentive, graduating high school as valedictorian and summa cum laude. She then began college, majoring in art. Her scholarships paying for every bit of it. Almost a decade later, she had moved up in the world considerably. They now called her 'doctor'. She didn't forget where she came from though. She took care of her family and moved them up with her as she chugged along her academic journey.

That's her backstory. Oh? How did she get her powers? Well, that's a story in itself. You see, Elizabeth Skillman is not totally human. She is the product of a mating between a deity and a mortal woman. A few decades ago there was a small to middling cult in the process of trying to breed their own deity on earth. While the summonings of various deities were successful and several virgin women willingly gave themselves to various deities, but none of the children born showed the mark of the divine on them. This went on for 10 years until Eldrich scattered the cult in the early 90s. Elizabth and the other children that were born grew up under the radar, so to speak. They showed superhuman traits, but never the mark of the divine. The parents, if they escaped Eldrich's wrath, were happy to see their payoff. Elizabeth's biological father was Dionysus, a lesser known deity of creativity. Like father, like daughter. This was all fine and dandy until one day she started manifesting powers! One moment she was fine and the next, BAM she shot something! BAM it blew up! BAM the whole ROOM blew up! Luckily, no one was there to get hurt. After freaking out for about an hour, she calmed herself down. She wondered what caused it. Was it that last project she was working on? No, she wasn't blasting through the power of the Monkeys Of Madagascar. She wanted to know why. It all seemed so magical. She had to find out why. Maybe there were some occultists that could tell her more.

Personality & Motivation: She is cheerfully optimistic, if not eccentric. Though she is a slight bit weird, she is not socially oblivious. She takes and gives the jabs in stride. Everything she does seems like an art project. She does indeed see the world as one big artistic masterpiece. Her motivation being that there are people that would spoil this beautiful work and she aims to stop them. With great power comes great responsibility, you know?

Powers & Tactics: She can fly! She's tougher than normal humans! She can passively sense divine energies and entities! She can blast things! Her main power is blasting, thus this is her main tactic. Blast one person if there is one person. Blast many people if there are many people.

In Brief: A burgeoning goddess that wants to know more.

Stats: 0+20+20+20+20+20 = 100pp

Str: 10 (+0)

Dex: 30 (+10)

Con: 30 (+10)

Int: 30 (+10)

Wis: 30 (+10)

Cha: 30 (+10)

Combat: 0+24 = 24pp

Initiative: +10

Attack: +0

Grapple: +0

Defense: +12, +6 flat-footed

Knockback: -6

Saves: 0+0+0 = 0pp

Toughness: +12 (+0 Con, +12 Protection)

Fortitude: +10 (+10 Con, +0)

Reflex: +10 (+10 Dex, +0)

Will: +10 (+10 Wis, +0)

Skills: 64r = 16pp

Bluff 10 (+20)

Craft (Artistic) 10 (+20)

Diplomacy 10 (+20)

Knowledge (art) 10 (+20)

Language 4 (English [Native], French, Greek, Italian, Spanish)

Notice 10 (+20)

Sense Motive 10 (+20)

Feats: 9pp

Benefit 3 (Status [Doctor of Arts], Wealth 2)

Jack of All Trades

Luck 4

Taunt

Powers: 2+30+5+2+1 = 40pp

Flight 1 (10MPH) [2pp]

Divine Powers Array 15 (30pp effects; Power Feat: Alternate Power 1; Drawback: Full Power) [30pp]

BE: Damage 10 (divine blast; Extra: Range 2/Perception) [30pp]

AP: Damage 10 (divine burst; Extra: Area/Burst [General], Selective Attack) [30pp]

Container 1 (immortality; divine) [5pp]

Immortality 3 + 2 = 5pp

Immunity 3 (aging, disease, poison) [3pp]

Regeneration 2 (Recovery Rate: Resurrection 2 [1 day]) [2pp]

Protection 2 [2pp]

Super-Senses 1 (Divine Awareness [Tactile]) [1pp]

Drawbacks: 0+0+0 = 0pp

DC Block:

Blast 10 --- 25/Toughness

Blast 10 --- 25/Reflex; 20/Toughness (if Reflex passes), 25/Toughness (if Reflex fails)

Costs: Abilities (100) + Combat (24) + Saves (0) + Skills (16) + Feats (9) + Powers (40) - Drawbacks (00) = 189/194pp

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Ok a few things.

What is her actual origin? Does she cast spells? Is she empowered by some mystic force? What triggered her powers to manifest?

Descriptors we need them.

If its all just "magic" that's fine but what kind of magic? Why protection and not a forcefield?

I understand that the concept is that she's new to the powers so I can see no Knowledge: Arcane Lore making sense assuming her magic is some kind of natural talent or empowerment.

Attributes. It sounds like she's Human, if she's human she shouldn't have natural attributes above 24 maybe one at 26 ala bowman. If whatever empowered her pushed her Int, Wis, and Cha up to 30 the super human portion should be enhanced attributes.

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Ok numbers check out and background is better.

You should pick out a deific parent at some point before it comes up in play.

A couple of questions about her powers.

First the perception range blast. What makes it perception range? What actually causes the damage pure divine energy or is it channeled into some form? (Knowing what diety you are related to would probably be a good guide for that.)

Second I think the supersense should probably be a detect not an awareness. Detect is the active version where you touch something and see if it has magic. Awareness is when a power with that discritptor is used around you, so if somethign touching you Uses a power which I don't think is what you want.

Description fluff should include what all non subtle powers look like.

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You should pick out a deific parent at some point before it comes up in play.
Went with Dionysus.
Second I think the supersense should probably be a detect not an awareness. Detect is the active version where you touch something and see if it has magic. Awareness is when a power with that discritptor is used around you' date=' so if somethign touching you Uses a power which I don't think is what you want.[/quote'] Well, sorta. If something touches her She knows it's divine or not. if the power hits her she knows if it's divine or not. She's not actively detecting it, it's a passive thing. Which is what i wanted. The power will grow in time. It'll get some range and other extras.Done, hopefully.

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And now for something completely different:

Thalia/Melpomene is the daughter of Dionysus and a mortal woman.

Most tales say Dionysus is the son of Zeus and Semele. (Meaning, among other things, that Ares & Dionysus are half-brothers.)

Semele was the daughter of Cadmus (a Phoenician prince) and Harmonia (goddess of harmony and concord, the counterpart of Eris, goddess of strife & discord).

Harmonia is the daughter of either A) Ares & Aphrodite, or B) Hephaestus & Aphrodite.

Divine is the daughter of Ares & Aphrodite. That's pretty straightforward.

Ares is the son of Zeus & Hera. Also straightforward. (Except for the whole "Zeus and Hera are brother and sister" bit.)

Aphrodite is... the "daughter" of Uranus (Zeus' father) and the sea. (Cronus, Uranus' father, cut off Cronus' genitals and threw them into the sea; Aphrodite emerged from the foam that washed ashore.)

(Aphrodite is Ares' aunt! Divine's grandfather is also her half-uncle!)

Thalia/Melpomene's grandfather (Zeus) is also Divine's grandfather/half-uncle. Which'd make them... first cousins, twice removed.

But, Thalia/Melpomene's father's mother's mother (Harmonia) is Divine's sister (or half-sister). Which'd make Divine Thalia/Melpomene's great-grandaunt.

The Greek Gods don't have a Family Tree, they have a Family Gordian Knot!

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